Exercise and Health
Shows that exercise aids in health, co-operative activities and opportunities for recognition.
Ken Smith remarks: Ernie, Jean, and Hal are three teens who have problems: Ernie is in "a run down condition," Jean is "shy and withdrawn," and Hal is "tense and irritable." But then all three join the Acrobatics Club at school and get into shape. Now Ernie, Jean and Hal "make friends easier" and have "outlets for their emotional tensions." But they're still painfully dull.
Exercise Health Fitness Acrobatics Human body Safety Danger Lurks
Subject: Odd, yet fun
Subject: "Nervous Tension"
Maybe has a more specific significance for Hal. Wearing ballet slippers, engaging in touchie feelie gymnastic activities, all in front of a mincing little gym teacher with a body right out of Mans World...well. I guess they DID feel compelled to "go there" in an occasional film so as to make sure nobody felt left out.
As for the girls? They want to be cheerleaders of course, so they can flaunt themselves at every game. Nothing unique there.
This film is based on dubious "facts" but is interesting in that its recipe of suggestions closely parallels those usually seen in movies on getting over TB or flat feet. I guess fresh air and keeping good hours works for other things too. Follows health film formula of the day very closely.
Subject: Exercising to Fit In
Subject: Release Nervous Tension by Vigorously Msting This Film
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Very strange.